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Additional Hours Mean More Support For Customers
SAVANNAH, Ga., August 30, 2012 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced today that its company-owned service center in Westfield, Mass., recently extended its hours of operation. The facility at Barnes Regional Airport now has an overnight shift from 10 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Gulfstream Westfield, located approximately 97 miles from Boston and 130 miles from the New York metro area, offers a full range of services, including aircraft-on-ground (AOG) support, airframe inspections, avionics installations and interior refurbishments. Facility technicians are certified to work on large- and mid-cabin Gulfstream aircraft along with Hawker Beechcraft, Dassault Falcon and Bombardier Challenger business jets.
The new shift’s eight technicians are available to perform maintenance at Westfield’s facility or be dispatched for AOG situations within a four-hour drive.
“Westfield’s extended hours will ensure that our customers receive the best support possible while traveling in the Northeast U.S., the busiest corridor in the world for Gulfstream aircraft,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “Our Westfield staff is certified to work on nearly 500 aircraft based within approximately 150 miles of the facility, including more than 200 Gulfstream jets. Adding to the demand for service is a significant amount of transient Gulfstream and non-Gulfstream traffic.”
In May 2012, Gulfstream broke ground on a 125,000-square-foot hangar at the site that will sit adjacent to the existing 85,000-square-foot service hangar. The new hangar is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2013 and will result in at least 100 additional Product Support-related jobs at Gulfstream Westfield. Nearly 40 of those positions have already been filled.
Gulfstream Westfield is certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency, and also has maintenance approvals from the civil aviation authorities in Aruba, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.
In 2011, Westfield employees serviced nearly 850 aircraft, which included maintenance support for aircraft located as far away as Newfoundland, Canada.
NOTE TO EDITORS
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,000 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150®; the new large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G280®; the large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550® and the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650®. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales®. The company employs more than 12,500 people at 12 major locations. We invite you to visit our website for more information and photos of Gulfstream aircraft at www.gulfstream.com.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 93,500 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world's most technologically-advanced business jet aircraft.